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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library

The Thomas Pennant Barton Collection is acknowledged as one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in a public institution focusing on the writings of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The collection was the first in the United States to include the first four folios of the collected works of William Shakespeare, as well as some 45 early quarto editions of individual plays, many published during Shakespeare’s lifetime. As the preeminent Shakespeare collection from 19th-centu...



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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hemige, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627 editor; Blount, Edward, active 1588 - 1632, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, Bookseller; Jaggard William, 1569-1623, printer; Jaggard, Isaac, -1627, printer; Droeshout, Martin, 1601 -, engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, former owner; Lewis, Charles, 1786 - 1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Knight, Joseph, active 1684-1691, bookseller; Saunders, Francis, active 1684-1699, bookseller; Roberts, Robert, -1702?, printer; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Goldsmid, Isaac L. (Isaac Lyon), 1778-1859, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Sheen Anglorum (Monastery), former owner
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This, the fourth edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Fourth Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D; Sandys, George, 1578-1644, translator; Cleyn, Franz, 1590?-1658, artist; Savery, Salomon, 1594-1665, engraver; Virgil. Aeneis. Liber 1. English; Lichfield, John, active 1605-1635, printer; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB (RL); Dallaway, James, 1763-1834, former owner. MB (RL); Cutter, Abram Edmands, 1822- former owner. MB (RL)
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Additional place of imprint and printer from ESTC
Topic: Metamorphosis
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Macock, John, printer; Hills, Henry, -1689? printer; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680, bookseller; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687, former owner; Gaffield, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Both authors' names appear within braces
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Cotes, Richard, -1653, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637? bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Davies, Thomas, 1713-1785, autographer; Freeman, John, autographer; Utterson, Edward Vernon, 1775 or 1776-1856, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Second Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592; Florio, John, 1553?-1625, translator; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, attributed name, former owner; Gordon, Robert, 1580-1656, former owner; Hemenway, Augustus, former owner; Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883, autographer; Matthews, Alfred, binder
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A translation of: Essais
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Heywood, Jasper, 1535-1598; Studley, John, 1545?-1590?; Newton, Thomas, 1542?-1607; Neville, Alexander, 1544-1614; T. N. (Thomas Nuce), d. 1617; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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"The epistle dedicatory" signed: Thomas Newton
Topics: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D, Octavia, consort of Nero, Emperor of Rome, ca. 42-62,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Loyer, Pierre le, 1550-1634; Jones, Zachary, translator; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, dedicatee; Catherine de Medicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589, dedicatee; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A translation by Zachary Jones of: Loyer, Pierre le. Discours des spectres, ou visions et apparitions d'esprits, comme anges, demons, at ames, se monstrans visibles aux hommes
Topics: Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural, Apparitions, Demonology, Supernatural
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Hole, William, -1624, engraver; Williams, John, former owner. MB; Williams, Mary, former owner. MB; Bracebridge, W., former owner. MB
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The main title page exists in three states, each with a variant imprint. Each play has a separate title page, some with multiple states, and numerous variants exist within the texts. See Greg, as well as Studies in bibliography vol. 40, pages 106-120, vol. 49, pages 149-168, and vol. 50, pages 408-409 for further information
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wilson, Thomas, 1525?-1581; Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536. Matrimonii encomium. English; Kingston, John, active 1553-approximately 1584, printer; Lilly, Joseph, 1804-1870, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Terry, Henry, former owner
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Date precedes imprint on title page
Topics: Rhetoric, Oratory
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; Kinnear, John Gardiner, former owner; Thorpe, Thomas, 1791-1851, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This book is commonly known as ́the third folio" and is the third edition, second issue, of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called ́first folió was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Price, Uvedale, Sir, 1747-1829; Lauder, Thomas Dick, Sir, 1784-1848, contributor
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Engraved title vignette
Topics: Landscape gardening, Aesthetics
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's and bookseller's names from STC
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by Olearius, Adam, 1603-1671; Le Cène, Michel-Charles, 1683?-1743, publisher; Wicquefort, Abraham de, 1606-1682, translator; Aa, Pieter van der, 1659-1733, editor; Sartorius, Jakob Christoph, engraver; Witsen, Nicolaas, 1641-1717, engraver; Berthot, libraire, bookseller
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The original Offt begehrte Beschreibung der newen orientalischen Reise ... appeared in 1647, including J.A. von Mandelslo's short account of his voyage in India and Africa (first published in 1645). The voyages of Mandelslo, edited from his papers, were published by Olearius in 1658. The first edition of Wicquefort's translation appeared in Paris, 1656; the 2nd, "augmentée ... d'une 2de partie contenant le voyage de Jean Albert de Mandeslo, Paris 1659, and Leyde, P. van der Aa, 1719, 4...
Topic: Voyages and travels
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer
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Printer's name from Wing CD
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619; Waterson, Simon, active 1584-1634, bookseller; Short, Peter, -1603, printer; Jolley, Thomas, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Printer's name from Pforzheimer
Topic: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C
Printers' names from STC.
Topic: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Macock, John, printer; Hills, Henry, -1689? printer; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680, bookseller; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687, former owner; Gaffield, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Both authors' names appear within braces
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Beale, John, -1643, printer; Dawson, John, -1648? printer; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Holte, Lister, Sir, 1720-1770, former owner; Bartlett, A.L., former owner
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Continued from title page: "1. Bartholomew Fayre. 2. The staple of newes. 3. The Divell is an asse."
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Greville, Fulke, Baron Brooke, 1554-1628; Windet, John, -1610, printer; Butter, Nathaniel, -1664, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Published anonymously. By Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from STC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Saxe, Maurice, comte de, 1696-1750; Bonneville, Zacharie de Pazzi de, approximately 1710-approximately 1780, editor; Sibelius, Gerrit, 1734-1785, engraver; Gosse, Pierre, 1718-1794, publisher
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Supplement aux reveries ou memoires sur l'art de la guerre (15 p.) bound in at end, like at the time of publication
Topics: Military art and science, Weapons
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692, author; Bentley, Richard, -1697, publisher; Magnes, Mary, publisher
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ESTC
Topic: Oedipus (Greek mythological figure)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; Burton, Francis, active 1603-1617, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Printer's name from STC
Topic: Tiberius, Emperor of Rome, 42 B.C.-37 A.D
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer; Harward, John, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This book, commonly known as "the third folio," is the third edition, first issue of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797, bookseller; Johnston, W. (William), -1804, bookseller; Caslon, Thomas, -1783, bookseller; Corbet, Charles, Sir, 1734-1808, bookseller; Lowndes, Thomas, 1719-1784, bookseller; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, printer; Reeves, John, -1767, printer; Vertue, George, 1684-1756, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; J. and R. Tonson, bookseller; Hawes, Clarke and Collins, bookseller; Executors of B. Dodd (London, England), bookseller; W. Bowyer and J. Nichols (London, England), printer
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640, author; Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616, author; Field, Nathan, 1587-1620?, attributed name; Daborne, Robert, -1628, attributed name; Webster, John, 1580?-1625? attributed name; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Walkley, Thomas, -1658? bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from Greg
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637?, bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as "the second folio." The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited poorly, with...
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by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
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by Chettle, Henry, d. 1607?; Norton, John, d. ca. 1640, printer; Perry, Hugh, 17th cent., bookseller; Mitford, S., former owner
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Signatures: A² B-K⁴ L².
Topics: English drama (Tragedy), English drama, European drama
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB
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Possibly printed by George Eld or Valentine Simmes.--Cf. ESTC; STC (2nd ed.)
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Norton, John, -approximately 1640, printer; Jolley, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-K⁴.
Topics: Richard II, King of England, 1367-1400, European drama
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Windet, John, -1610, printer; Cotton, William, -1609, bookseller; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Holgate, William, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
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by Glapthorne, Henry; Okes, John, active 1627-1644, printer; Constable, Francis, -1647, bookseller; Batten, David, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. ℗(James Orchard), ℗1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Bookseller's name from Greg
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by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; J. and R. Tonson, publisher
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In this issue the alternative title is set in Gothic type and line 4 of the title page reads "or,"
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
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by Day, John, 1574-1640?; Rowley, William, 1585?-1642?; Wilkins, George, fl. 1607; Eld, George, d. 1624, printer; Wright, John, d. 1646, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. BRL
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Signatures: A-H⁴.
Topics: Sherley, Thomas, Sir, 1564-1630?, Sherley, Anthony, Sir, 1565-1635?, Sherley, Robert, Sir,...
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by Shadwell, Thomas, 1642?-1692; Dryden, John, 1631-1700
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The Prologue is by Dryden; after his quarrel with Shadwell he gave this prologue to Mrs. Aphra Behn for her play The Widow Ranter
ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Holgate, William, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer
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Head-pieces; initial
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619; Danyel, John, 1564-approximately 1626; Cockson, Thomas, engraver; Rogers, William, approximately 1545- engraver; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Waterson, Simon, active 1584-1634, bookseller; G.3970.57 Cutter, Abram Edmands, 1822- former owner. MB; G.3970.17 Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Editor's dedication signed: Iohn Daniel
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by Milton, John, 1608-1674; Milton, John, 1608-1674. Poemata; Lawes, Henry, 1596-1662; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Raworth, Ruth, printer; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
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by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Flesher, Miles, -1664, printer; Royston, Richard, 1599-1686, bookseller; Murton, Charles, binder; Hosmer, Zelotes. [from old catalog], former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Leonard & Co. (Boston, Mass.), auctioneer
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Dedication signed: Thomas Heyvvood
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by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Burre, Walter, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Brentford, C., autographer
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Dedication initialed: W.B, i.e. Walter Burre
Imprint from colophon, date from title page.
Topics: Witchcraft, Magic, Demonology
Title page in red and black ink
Colophon: El libro presente ... fue enesta inclita ciudad de Venecia. reimpsso por maestro Estephano da Sabio ... Lo acabo este año de Señor de.1534.a dias diez de julio ..
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Bourne, William, -1583; Dawson, Thomas, -1620, printer; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, publisher; Honeyman, Thomas IV, former owner
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Printer's name from STC
Topics: Cartography, Measurement, Hydrology
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by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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Title page vignette in all volumes
Topic: English drama
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Wise, Andrew, active 15th century-16th century, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Bright, Benjamin Heywood, former owner; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name Cf. ESTC
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by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Betterton, Thomas, 1635?-1710
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First edition, cf. Fredson Bowers, A bibliographical history of the Fletcher-Betterton play, The Prophetess, 1690
Topic: Diocletian, Emperor of Rome, 245-313
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Boston Public Library. Barton Collection; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869; Hubbard, James Mascarene, 1836-1932; Carret, José Francisco, 1834-1897; Knapp, Arthur Mason, 1839-1898
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Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Preface signed: S.H
Topics: Weston, William, 1550-1615, Catholic Church, Exorcism
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by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A-H⁴.
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by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Golding, Arthur, 1536-1606, translator; Kingston, John, active 1553-approximately 1584, printer; Day, John, 1522-1584, bookseller; Smith, John Russell, 1810-1894, bookseller; Aitken, T. (Bookbinder); Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A translation of: De beneficiis
Topic: Charity
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
Printer's name from STC
Topic: Alexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503
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by Webster, John, 1580?-1625?; Crooke, William, publisher; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
Signatures: pi² A-G⁴ H²
Topic: Hunt, Thomas, 1627?-1688
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by Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536; Chaloner, Thomas, Sir, 1521-1565, translator; Berthelet, Thomas, printer, attributed name; Powell, Thomas, active 1556-1563, printer; Parsons, George, autographer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from Pforzheimer; date conjectured by ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Webster, John, 1580?-1625?, author
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This was the first of the "Hoe" plays. Eastward Hoe was a reply to it, as Northward Hoe was a reply to Eastward Hoe
Topic: English literature
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ravenscroft, Edward, 1654?-1707; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Titus Andronicus; Hindmarsh, Joseph, active 1678-1696, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name cf. ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher; Swall, Abel, publisher
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Signatures: A⁴ a-b⁴ B-K⁴
Topics: Troilus (Legendary character), Cressida (Fictitious character), Trojan War
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by Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Raging Turk; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Courageous Turk; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Tragedy of Orestes; Bedell, Gabriel, -1668, bookseller; Collins, Thomas, active 1650-1682, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"The raging Turk", "The courageous Turk", and "The tragedy of Orestes" each have separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Lintot, Henry, 1703-1758, bookseller; Hitch, Charles, -1764, bookseller; Corbet, Charles, Sir, 1734-1808, bookseller; Brindley, John, -1758, bookseller; New, E., active 18th century, bookseller; Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver; Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773, artist, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; J. and R. Tonson, bookseller; R. and B. Wellington (London, England), bookseller
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Contains the plays only